There are so many great options for acne scar treatments with minimal discomfort and little downtime. At our practice I offer our patients a customized consultation which gives a broad range of options to fit their unique skin type, schedule and desires for improvement. Everything from CO2RE laser, Sublative Fractional RF, microneedling, chemical peels, and even microdermabrasion. If done consistently, patients see a little improvement or a lot depending on which direction they take. At the very least I would encourage all patients who want to see an improvement on acne scars to consistently use Retinol like the ones offered by Skin Medica or their GlyPro products with partially neutralized glycolic acid to refine the texture. As always mineral based sunscreen is recommended.Hope this helps. Good luck.
Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done without aggressive treatments in a medical facility. Controlling acne can be done with OTC medications sometimes. My preference is the Infini for acne scars. It is a safe and reliable treatment with a couple days of downtime.